Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Top row, left to right:
Lee’s statue, Richmond; Natural Bridge of Virginia; Old Shot Tower, Wythe County; Washington’s statue, Richmond.
Bottom row, left to right:
Monticello, Jefferson’s home at Charlottesville; Mabry Hill, Blue Ridge Parkway; Kenmore, Fredericksburg, home of Washington’s sister.

Nickname – Old Dominion
1960 Population – 3,966,949
Area in Sq. Miles – 39,893
Entered the Union, June 25, 1788

“They Met In Virginia”
General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A.
General Ulysses S. Grant, U.S.A.
Both fought valiantly for the causes they believed in. The major battles that they opposed each other were: “Wilderness, Spotsylvania Courthouse, Cold Harbor, The siege of Petersburg, Appomattox Courthouse”. Lee’s surrender to Grant, at Appomattox, brought an end to the terrible fighting in Virginia of the Civil War.

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